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New York Jets Assemble 2014 Opening 53-Man Roster

August 30th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
By Mario Scipioni

The wait is over. After a lot of thinking and some hard decision making, the New York Jets have completed the tough task of putting together their final 53-man roster.

After drafting 12 players in May, only eight of them earned a spot on the 53-man roster. Dexter McDougle and Shaquelle Evans obviously could not make the team due to season ending injuries. Some of the others who did not make the final squad will find themselves on the practice squad. There were no huge surprises, and the release of Stephen Hill was clearly the biggest news of the day other than the roster being released. Some positions, like quarterback, halfback, and defensive line, were practically easy to predict. Without further ado, here are the 2014 New York Jets. All players are listed at each position in numerical order with each player's number in parentheses. After the reports of Dimitri Patterson going AWOL last week, his fate was close to certain, and it became official today.

Quarterbacks: Michael Vick (1), Geno Smith(7)

Running Backs: Chris Johnson (21), Bilal Powell (29), Chris Ivory(33), Tommy Bohanon (40)

Wide Receivers: Jeremy Kerley (11), Saalim Hakim (15), Jalen Saunders (16), Greg Salas (17), Quincy Enunwa (82), David Nelson (86), Eric Decker (87)

Tight Ends: Zach Sudfeld (44), Jeff Cumberland (85), Jace Amaro (88)

Offensive Line: D’Brickashaw Ferguson (60), Dalton Freeman (63), Willie Colon (66), Brian Winters (67), Breno Giacomini (68), Dakota Dozier (70), Ben Ijalana (71) , Nick Mangold (74), Oday Aboushi (75)

Defensive Line: Leger Douzable (78), Sheldon Richardson (91), Kendrick Ellis (93), Damon Harrison (94), Muhammad Wilkerson (96), T.J. Barnes (99)
Linebackers: Trevor Reilly (49), Ikemefuna Enemkpali (51), David Harris (52), Jeremiah George (53), Nick Bellore (54), Demario Davis (56), Jason Babin (58), Calvin Pace (97), Quinton Coples (98)
Cornerbacks: Kyle Wilson (20), Dee Milliner (27), Darrin Walls (30), Ellis Lankster (31), LeQuan Lewis (38), Antonio Allen (39)
Safeties: Calvin Pryor (25), Dawan Landry (26), Josh Bush (32), Jaiquawn Jarrett (37)
Special Teams: Nick Folk (2), Ryan Quigley (4), Tanner Purdum (46)
Keep in mind that there may be some moves going on pretty soon, which means this roster may not exactly be the one you will see when the Jets host the Oakland Raiders on September 7th. Some players in free agency may intrigue the Jets, and some players may get injured which could give an opportunity to practice squad players. That will all unfold as there still are some loose screws to fix.

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